Adani Green delivers cash backed redemption plan for USD 750 million Holdco bond
Ahmedabad, 29 January 2024: Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has completed the funding for the USD 750 million 4.375 notes due 09 September 2024 (Holdco Notes) with the receipt of the funds under the preferential allotment of INR 9,350 Cr (USD 1,125 million) to the promoters of AGEL
The shareholders of AGEL, approved the preferential allotment with overwhelming 99.9% majority on 18 January 2024 and thereafter the promoters funded INR 2,338 Cr (USD 281 million) primary infusion into AGEL last week. AGEL has set aside the funds in the Senior Debt Redemption Account (SDRA) and other reserve accounts of the Holdco Notes, post which the funding of the reserves has been completed.
A brief summary of the funding status is as detailed below –
|Source of Fund
|TotalEnergies JV Proceeds
|Funded in SDRA on 03 January 2024
|Promoter Preferential Allotment
|Funded in SDRA on 25 January 2024
|Debt Service Reserve Account, Hedge Reserves and Interest on Reserve Account
|Accumulated balance in Reserve Account
With the above, the entire bond redemptions are fully set aside in the respective accounts by way of term fixed deposits which can be utilised only for the redemption of the Holdco Notes. According to Clause 4.6 (b) (i) of the Project Account Deed as summarized in Page 303 of the offering circular dated 01 September 2021 of HoldCo Notes, the withdrawl from this account can only be used “to repay, prepay or purchase any Senior Debt including the principal which is due and payable under the Document”. The bond stands defeased, 8 months prior to the maturity date of the Holdco Notes.
Underpinning the repayment is the successful equity capital raise program of USD 1.425 billion (includes USD 1.125 billion of preferential issuance by promoters and USD 300 million from TotalEnergies JV), reflecting the deep interest of long-term investors, strategic partners, coupled with unwavering promoter commitment to meet AGEL’s strategic priorities of achieving its target of 45 GW by 2030.